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Support Us

For questions about current or future needs, contact the Director of Housing, Rudy Naul, at 507-458-1223 or

We are no longer in need of clothing or coats this season! Thank you to everyone who donated!

Needs List – Outreach Ideas

  • Cereal – generic big bags work great
  • Breakfast/granola bars, pop tarts
  • White/wheat bread
  • Bagels
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Butter
  • Fresh fruit – apples, oranges, bananas
  • Ramen soup packs
  • Individually packaged microwaveable mac and cheese
  • Canned soup/pastas
  • Non-refrigerated microwaveable dinners
  • Microwaveable popcorn
  • Coffee grounds
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Sugar – 5lbs. or bigger
  • Drink mixes/packets – Crystal light, Hy-Vee/Walmart brands
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Toothpaste – smaller, individual tubes work best
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

Please make check out and mail to:
Catholic Charities – Emergency Shelters
PO Box 379
Winona, MN 55987